regrater

noun re·grat·er
variants: or less commonly regrator \-ātə(r)\

Definition of regrater

plural -s
1 a chiefly British :one that regrates supplies or necessities
b dialectal :a middleman who travels about the country buying up farm produce for market
2 chiefly British :one that gets profits or credits due another especially by irregular means

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Origin and Etymology of regrater

regrater from Middle English regrater, regratere, from Middle French regratier, from Old French; regrator from Middle English regratour, from Anglo-French, alteration (influenced by Anglo-French -our -or, from Old French -eor, -eur) of Middle French regratier; akin to Old Spanish regatero regrater, Old Italian rigattiere


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